The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford Topics for Discussion

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Why does Bob Ford decide to kill Jesse James? How does he set out to do the deed? How does he accomplish it? What does he expect will be the result? What is actually the result? Compare the deaths of Bob Ford and Jesse James.

Describe Jesse James and Robert Ford. What are their connections? How do they come to know each other? How are they similar? How are they different? Compare the motivations and personalities of the two men.

Who is Zerelda Samuels? Zee James? Wood Hite? Dick Liddil? Sheriff Timberlake? Henry Craig? Enos Craig? Martha Bolton? What is the role each of them plays in the life and death of Jesse James?

Describe the life of Jesse James as an outlaw? What is he like? Describe Jesse James as a husband and father? How are the two personalities similar? How are they...

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